- A kite festival in Taiwan held last August 30 turned into nightmare after a 3-year-old girl got entangled in the tail of a big kite as it took off the ground.
- The poor child got hurled up the sky for about 30 seconds before she was eventually rescued.
- The scary moment was captured on film and later went viral on social media.
A kite-flying festival held in Taiwan last Sunday, August 30, became memorable for the wrong reason after a 3-year-old girl accidentally got entangled into a big orange kite’s tail and was hurled up in the sky.
The international event took place in Hsinchu, Taipei and a footage of the accident has since gone viral online. Apparently, some festival participants prepared the huge kite for flight and didn’t notice how the toddler got caught in it’s long tail.
It was a terrifying moment for everyone present at the festival.
Onlookers couldn’t help but scream after seeing the poor child up in the air for around 30 seconds.
Fortunately, she was immediately rescued after people pulled the kite down so they can reach her.
The event was later suspended soon after the unfortunate incident.
Local government bureaucrat Zhang Li Ke commented that the strong winds that day may have led to the child getting accidentally caught up in the kite’s tail as it started to take off the ground.
Asian Kite Forum secretary-general Chen Ko-fang pointed out that little children are often advised to keep a safe distance from kites as they are being prepare for flying.
Lin Chih-chien, mayor of Hsinchu, later posted a statement on social media, apologizing for what happened.
He also wrote:
“We will review the circumstances to prevent accidents like this from happening again, and hold people accountable.”
Meanwhile, a CNN report tells us that the girl was quickly brought to a medical facility for treatment after suffering “minor injuries with abrasions to her face and neck.”
Watch the video here and see how it all happened:
5-year-old Boy Dragged 65ft Up to Sky by a Giant Kite Before Falling to His Death
He was lifted to the sky when his leg was tangled in a giant kite.
What supposed to be a fun event turned into a tragic one. A kite festival practice for the upcoming Kite Festival in the beach city of Vung Tau, Vietnam claimed the life of a 5-year-old boy when his leg was caught in a giant kite’s rope, dragging him 65 ft into the air and falling to his death.
The victim was Van Minh Dat who was only there to help his mother sell drinks to kite flyers and spectators. A giant red kite was being launched by the Saigon Kite Club members when the boy ran towards it to pick up some soft drink bottles. A terrifying thing happened afterwards when the boy’s leg was tangled in the kite’s string pulling him up to the sky .
As reported by Thanh Nien News, the boy’s aunt said,
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